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Thread: The 90's

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    Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese are the first two filmmakers who come to mind every time a 90s list is mentioned.

    Tarantino...Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, True Romance (didn't direct, but wrote it).

    Scorsese...Goodfellas and Casino.

    Sharry already mentioned the following, truly the golden age for Star Trek TV shows, TNG, Deep Space 9, and Voyager.

    Brian already mentioned Seinfeld as well, arguably the best 90s era show.

    Also already mentioned, Galaxy Quest and the Fifth Element.

    Not that crazy about 90s music, nothing really that memorable to me.

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    I graduated high school in 1990, so the 90's were pretty great...at least the first part.

    The music: The early 90's were great for music. GN'R Appetite, Nirvana Nevermind, Hole, Marilyn Manson, Green Day, Rancid, Soul Asylum, NIN and nearly anything that was on MTV 120 minutes... Breeders, Liz Phair, Belly, Veruca Salt, Pixies, Aquabats, Juliana Hatfield, and my favorite band in the world at the time The Chainsaw Kittens!!

    The movies: I was a big fan of Film Threat magazine and found out all about Tarantino, Miyazaki, Aronofsky, PT Anderson, Wes Anderson, the Coens, Rodriguez, Fincher, Linklater, and Big Kev Smith. It was comparable to the late 70's with so many great movies coming out.

    The TV: Batman:TAS has yet to be surpassed in my opinion. Twin Peaks, Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Brisco County, MST3K...just to name a few..

    The 90's was when my love of comics started crapping out. I was coloring for Valiant at the time and would often get a stack of comics from Marvel and frankly, they weren't holding my attention...even for free.


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    And most important to my future, I taught myself how to re-root from a 1994 Barbie Bazaar Magazine. <3
    The 90's were pretty good to me. Not being an adult was my favorite part.
    -Diana
    HAHA!! ME TOO! Barbie Bazaar was my secret weapon. It was full of patterns, hair styling and face painting tips, custom figures, etc. and it was great!

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    The early 90s were a bit of a blur. Marriage. Baby. Job. Not much to be nostalgic about.

    As the decade progressed however there are a few things that stand out.

    Batman: TAS - Way ahead of its time and the best Batman ever
    The Jerry Springer Show - A few friends and I drive to Chicago to catch a Cubs game and as a side "mission" went to a taping of the show.
    Seinfeld - Although this never left so there has not been much to miss. It has been on the air since it went on the air.

    The Return of Star Wars! Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire series began in 1991 and really set up the release of the Hasbro line, the Special Editions and finally TPM. I think if that book series flopped, Star Wars would be relegated to niche nerdism. Albeit a big niche.

    The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Living in the Peach State, the Braves were HUGE in the early 90s. But after losing the Series in 91 and 92, the level of fandom dropped to almost nothing. Even though they won in 95, their run of division championships through the decade was trumped by the mighty Yankees. The Yankees put together one of the greatest runs in baseball history, ending the 90s with three championships. The 98 season was a joy to watch.
    The New York Rangers win the Cup in 94! Huge. Even for an Islander fan like me.
    The Atlanta Olympics. I spent the Olympics walking around Atlanta, having one of the best times of my life. I was about 50 yards away from the bomb when it went off, was cleared out of downtown within minutes but was right back in the park the next morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Fox View Post
    The Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Living in the Peach State, the Braves were HUGE in the early 90s. But after losing the Series in 91 and 92, the level of fandom dropped to almost nothing. Even though they won in 95, their run of division championships through the decade was trumped by the mighty Yankees. The Yankees put together one of the greatest runs in baseball history, ending the 90s with three championships. The 98 season was a joy to watch.
    The 1992 NL Championship Series Game 7 was one of the most exciting games ever! The 1994 Strike killed a lot of the joy I once had when it came to MLB. I still watch and follow, but not with the same feeling.

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    -ECW wrestling, tape trading (meeting my contact Oliver at the Rideau Centre to buy vhs copies of japanese wrestling felt like I was thee to do some sort of sketchy drug deal).
    -Buying vinyl without any sort of "nostalgia" attached to it.
    -roommates (never thought id say that) but it kept things interesting (think i had over 20 between the age of 20-27)
    -living in the same city as my friends
    -early days of the internet and chat groups (obviously still like it but now i just take it for granted)
    -being skinny AF
    -not being super finicky about beer and being able to drink old milwakee.
    -concerts, probably saw every 90's band at least once (except Nirvana, Mudhoney and the Pixies which still bugs me to this day)

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    I started High School in the early 90's and finished college in the late 90's and started working at a comic book store until my "big break" came.

    I was young, and dumb, and it was wonderful.

    I remember being in first period my freshmen year in high school watching the missiles launch into Iraq on TV, and writing to soldiers overseas during the Gulf War, my friends and I making them mix tapes.

    Grunge was where it was at. The music was raw and garage band quality (loved the riot girl movement) and the fashion was comfortable. (Can't beat the old Doc Martins, jeans, band shirt, and flannel wrapped around my waist.) Went to my share of Tori Amos and Alanis concerts during that time.

    Comics and toy wise: I was a diehard Post Crisis Superman fan, but found love in the 90's for Bone, Strangers in Paradise, and of course Alex Ross's Marvels. Preacher opened my eyes as to how good a violent story could be. Spawn disappointed me, but to this day I still collect Savage Dragon.


    However my best memories of the 90's involve stopping at 2 am at Taco Bell, eating in the parking lot with my friends, as we discussed whatever movie we just finished, whether it was how Jurassic Park made no sense since they should have used Crocodile DNA instead of frog DNA to complete the strand, or how much we enjoyed the humor in Tank Girl, or how Toy Story blew us away in terms of 3d animation.

    One thing about the 90's I could have done without: Pogs.

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    Comics weren't that great, to the point when I actually quit collecting and reading for a bit. It just seemed like everything was getting over the top and violent. And comic shops were flooded with young fans who seemed to worship Rob Liefeld and didn't appreciate the classics........

    Music....The Melvins, Mudhoney and other bands take me back to that time.

    Movies--- The Shadow, The Phantom....underrated films for sure. Batman Forever is a bit of a guilty pleasure.....But my favorite film from that decade is The Crow....Brandon Lee, that was a very sad day in 1993 when he was killed, such a loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyZod View Post
    One thing about the 90's I could have done without: Pogs.
    I actually liked Pogs. Not the obsession, mind you, but I did like playing the game w/ my after school group and got pretty good at it. We never played for keeps, though. The only ones I collected were the Planet Of the Apes and Star Trek TNG ones. I didn't own a playing board or a case though.
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    'Cos I believe, I believe that I do,
    Yes, I can see I believe that it's magic
    If your mission is magic your love will shine true."

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    Fun thread. So many things (like pogs) that I'd forgotten about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyGirl View Post
    I actually liked Pogs. Not the obsession, mind you, but I did like playing the game w/ my after school group and got pretty good at it. We never played for keeps, though. The only ones I collected were the Planet Of the Apes and Star Trek TNG ones. I didn't own a playing board or a case though.
    I had a bunch and "played" with kids in my class but I honestly didn't understand the rules. But you know when you are the super shy kid and some one is willing to talk to you and you are in such shock and afraid of doing something stupid that you just say nothing? So who knows if they actually had the right to take my pogs or not, I was just super happy to be included. ROFL
    Good ol cliques to teach us that we were not all equal and all had our place in the grade school caste system.
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